Ernest “Ernie” E. Albers, 90, of Newton, formerly of Grandview, died on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Park Centre. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 13, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will greet friends from 10-11 a.m., Saturday, at the funeral home. The family is requesting everyone to wear masks. Memorials to Ernie’s family may be left at the funeral home.
Ernie, the son of Eilert and Wilhelmine (Goldenstein) Albers, was born on February 23, 1930 in Golden, Illinois. He grew up and graduated from high school in Golden. Ernie served his country in the U.S. Air Force for four years. Upon returning he went to college in Carthage, Illinois before transferring to Wartburg College, where he would graduate with a degree in teaching. On February 23, 1958, Ernie was united in marriage with Ruth “Arlene” Anthony in Grandview. They made their home in Ute for a short time before moving to Grandview. Ernie worked for 35 years at Heinz in Muscatine. When he retired in the 1980’s he continued to work part-time for several years for Grimm’s Brothers in Wapello. Ernie dedicated his life to two things; first his Savior and second his family. He was an active lifetime member at the Grandview Community Bible Church where he served faithfully. Ernie was also a talented writer and enjoyed writing prayers, poems and letters to friends and family.
Ernie is survived by his daughters, Wanda (DeWayne) Dusenberry of Davenport, Teresa (Jim) Heiling of Sioux City, Carol (John) Smith of Hallsville, Missouri, and Marie (Curt) Henderson of Newton; 15 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Arlene Albers; brothers, Albert, Francis, Paul, Walter, and Raymond Albers; sisters, Mildred Croxton and Rosalie DeNiro; and two grandchildren, Jonathan and Samuel Henderson.
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